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NAGORNO-KARABAKH   (Political Subdivision)   English
Combination of Russian нагорный (nagorniy) "highland" and Karabakh, derived from Turkish kara "black" and Persian باغ (bāgh) "garden". Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed region in the Caucasus and internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan.
NAHLIEL   (Settlement)   Hebrew
NAIRN   (Settlement)   Scottish
A town in Inverness-shire, Scotland. The town is so called due to its location on the river Nairn, the name of which is probably of pre-Celtic origin.
NAMIBIA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population... [more]
NAMIBIJA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Namibia.
NANELI   (Settlement)   Indian
NARA   (Settlement)   Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital of Nara Prefecture in western Japan. The kanji used are 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
NÄRKE   (Region)   Swedish
Närke is Swedish historical province. The name is believed to be derived from the word när meaning "ridge, hill" (not to be confused with the word nära "close, near").
NASHVILLE   (Settlement)   English
Name of the capital city in Tennessee, named after Gen. Francis Nash.
NAVAN   (Other)   Irish
Irish place name meaning "the cave" (?)
NAVARRA   (Region)   Spanish
NAVARRE   (Country)   French
From the name of the historic Royaume de Navarre, a kingdom in the West Pyrenees mountains which is divided today between Spain and France. It is either derived from the Basque nabar, meaning "brownish" or "multicolor" (which would be a contrast with the green mountain lands north of the original County of Navarre); or from the Basque naba, "valley" or "plain", and herri, "land" or "people".
NEBRASKA   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Otoe Ñí Brásge meaning "flat water".
NEDERLÄNDERNA   (Country)   Swedish
Swedish form of Netherlands.
NEFTEKAMA   (Settlement)   Bashkir
Bashkir form of Neftekamsk.
NEFTEKAMSK   (Settlement)   Russian, English
Derived from Russian нефть (neft') meaning "oil, petroleum" and the name of the Kama River. Neftekamsk is a city in Russia and the Republic of Bashkortostan.
NENT   (River)   English
A river in the North Pennines. Its name is derived from Cumbric nent, meaning 'stream'. It is a tributary of the Tyne.
NEPAL   (Country)   English, Croatian
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. ... [more]
NETHERLANDS   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Europe. The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII... [more]
NEVADA   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish Sierra Nevada "snow-covered mountains".
NEWCASTLE   (Settlement)   English
A city in North-East England. It simply denoted the site of a New Castle, as this is where a castle was erected by William the Conquer in 1080.... [more]
NEWFOUNDLAND   (Country)   English
From 1907 to 1949, Newfoundland existed as the self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland. In 1949, Newfoundland joined Canada as a province.
NEW GRANADA   (Country)   History
This South American country was part of Gran Colombia from 1819-1830 and was independent from 1830-1858. In 1858, the country became known as the Grenadine Confederation, then the United States of New Granada in 1861, the United States of Colombia in 1863, and finally, the Republic of Colombia in 1886.
NEWGUINEA   (Island)   English
The name of the Island. New Guinea is a large Island in the South West Pacific region. It is the world's second-largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 785,753 km², and the largest wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere.
NEW HAMPSHIRE   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after Hampshire in England.
NEW JERSEY   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the largest of British channel islands Jersey.
NEW MEXICO   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, a calque of Spanish Nuevo México "New Mexico".
NEW YORK   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of a city in that state, named after the then Duke of York, later King James II of England.
NEW ZEALAND   (Country)   English
Named after the Dutch province ZEELAND. This is the name of a country in the southwestern PACIFIC OCEAN.
NICARAGUA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Central America. Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches... [more]
NICOSIA   (Settlement)   English
Capital of Cyprus.
NIDAROS   (Settlement)   Norwegian (Archaic)
Former name of Trondheim. The name is derived from Nidelva.
NIDELVA   (River)   Norwegian
The name of a river that runs through Trondheim, and the name of a river in southern Norway. The name is a combination of the words elv "river" and nid (of unknown meaning).
NIGERIJA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Nigeria.
NINEVEH   (Settlement)   Babylonian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
A biblical place name, derived from the Babylonian Nina meaning "abundance" and associated with Nin-mah, goddess of Reproduction. Nineveh is a city located on the banks of the fertile Tigris River in Ancient Assyria.
NIZA   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish for the city of Nice, France.
NIZOZEMSKA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of The Netherlands.
NJEMAČKA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Germany.
NOLITA   (Political Subdivision)   American
A neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Derived from "NOrth of Little ITAly"123. Nolita is bounded on the north by Houston Street, on the east by the Bowery, on the south roughly by Broome Street, and on the west by Lafayette Street... [more]
NOREG   (Country)   Norwegian (Nynorsk), Faroese
Nynorsk and Faroese form of NORGE.
NORGE   (Country)   Norwegian (Bokmål), Swedish, Danish
Derived from Old Norse norð "north" and vegr "way, road". This is the Scandinavian form of NORWAY.
NORRLAND   (Region)   Swedish
Literally means "Northland" in Swedish. Norrland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Götaland and Svealand.
NORTH CAROLINA   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.
NORTH DAKOTA   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta "friend".
NORTHUMBERLAND   (Region)   English
From the much larger Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, meaning 'land north of the Humber'.
NORÞWEG   (Country)   Medieval English
Old English form of NORGE.
NORUEGA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of Norway.
NORVEÇ   (Country)   Azerbaijani
Means Norway in Azerbaijani.
NORVEGJI   (Country)   Albanian
Means Norway in Albanian.
NORVEŠKA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Norway.
NORWAY   (Country)   English
English form of NORGE.
NOUAKCHOTT   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Berber Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds". Nouakchott is the capital and largest city of Mauritania.
NOVAYA ZEMLYA   (Island)   Russian
From Russian новий (noviy) meaning "new" and земля (zemlya) meaning "land". Novaya Zemlya is an island in northern Russia.
NOXÇIYÇÖ   (Political Subdivision)   Chechen
Chechen original form of Chechnya.
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